FMS members pay annual dues to support the organization, but we are experimentally offering guest registration for participation in the public forums. Many of the fields ask for detailed contact info, intended to be shared only with other FMS members or FMS administrators. Guests are not required to provide such detailed information, but we do expect whatever you reveal to be true and accurate.
We screen registrations before approval, and if we see deceptive or frivolous registration info, we assume that another spammer is attempting to infiltrate the forums. You will need a working email address to receive the password and activate your account.
You may want to scan the entire page of questions before you start filling out the application...
Please choose a login name that will uniquely identify you among hundreds of members, one that will be easy to remember and type. (Using firstname.lastname will sort alphabetically, helping other members find you more easily.)
Logins are case sensitive - a mix of Upper/lower case looks nice, but must be entered that way at each login, so lowercase only is recommended.
Don't use a space in your username, even if the canned registration form says they are allowed. For obscure reasons, using a space in your username currently excludes you from accessing some of the password-secured member content on this server.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation and password, but you will be unable to login until it is approved by an administrator (who is alerted by email, and may be playing hookie.) Once you receive another email notice that your account has been approved, your account and password will be activated for login.